2016 Museum Publications Design Competition Winners

Superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications are recognized through the Museum Publications Design Competition, the only national juried competition of its kind. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission, or special features. Judges included graphic designers, museum professionals, and/or publishers. First prize winners in the competition will be featured in a special section of the November/December issue of Museum.

The Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design

Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
Matisse in the Barnes Foundation     
Designed by: Pentagram--Abbott Miller and Kim Walker
 

Exhibition Catalogues

First Prize

The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
Barnett Newman The Late Work, 1965-1970
Designed by: McCall Associates
Budgets More than $750,000
   
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota: published in association with University of California Press

Minneapolis, MN
Covered in Time and History-The Films of Ana Mendieta    
Designed by:  Matthew Rezac, produced by Lucia|Marquand
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Second Prize     

Jewish Museum

New York, NY
As it were...So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom    
Designed by:  Project Project/Barbara Bloom
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA    
Hokusai
Designed by:  Susan Marsh
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention

Freer|Sackler, The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art

Washington, DC
Sotatsu
Designed By:  Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA
In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11
Designed by:  Daphne Geismar
Budgets More than $750,000
 
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art
Designed by:  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Budgets More than $750,000
 
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, VIC Australia
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei (hardback)
National Gallery of Victoria
Budgets More than $750,000
 
The Wolfsonian--Florida International University
Miami Beach, FL
Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern
Designed by:  Marlene Tosca, Art Director, The Wolfsonian–FIU
Budgets More than $750,000
    
Davis Museum
Wellesley, MA
Bunny Harvey: Four Decades
Designed by:  Stoltze Design; Dr. Meredith Fluke-Editor
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Gregg Museum of Art & Design - North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Life's Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies, and Spirits
Designed by:  Molly Renda, NCSU Libraries
Budgets Less than $750,000
 

Posters

First Prize
 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington, DC
“Organic Matters-Women to Watch 2015” and “Super Natural” Exhibition Promotional Posters
Designed by: Tronvig Group
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Groundhog Day Benefit Concert Poster       
Designed by: Shuler Graphic Design, Inc.
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Second Prize

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Disguise Poster
Designed by:  Rush Fay & Natalie Wiseman
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention

Harry Ransom Center

Austin, TX
Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Designed by:  Creative Services, The University of Texas at Austin
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection Poster
Designed by:  Stephanie Fink
Budgets More than $750,000
 

Annual Reports

First Prize   
 
Burchfield Penney Art Center - SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY
Detail  
Designed by: White Bicycle
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Second Prize    

Virginia Aquarium + Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Aquarium Bright & Bold-Fiscal Year 2015
Designed by: Savannah Kaylor
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention

Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture

Seattle, WA
In Our Own Words: 2015 Burke Museum Annual Report
Designed by: Asha Hossain Design, Inc.
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
Accomplishments 2014/2015
Designed by:  Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000
 

Books

First Prize     
           
National Gallery of Art

Washington, DC
The Altering Eye: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art      
Designed by: National Gallery of Art, Washington
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
Famine Folios: Series 2         
Designed by: Rachel Foley
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Second Prize
 
American Folk Art Museum
Long Island City, NY
Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety
Designed by: Emily CM Anderson
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC                     
Art of the Airport Tower
Designed by:  Mine Suda
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley       
Designed by: Gil Shuler Graphic Design, Inc
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention
 
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Worth, TX
Charles M. Russell: Watercolors 1887-1926
Designed by:  Lucia|Marquand
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
The J. Paul Getty Handbook of the Collection Eighth Edition
Designed by: Jeffrey Cohen, Getty Publications
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Nevada Museum of Art
Reno, NV
Tahoe: A Visual History
Designed by:  Studio Hinrichs, Kit Hinrichs and Belle Chock
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Rokeby Museum
Ferrisburg, VT
Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons
Designed by:  Wetherby Design
Budgets Less than $750,000
 

Newsletters and Calendar of Events

First Prize
    
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Charleston, SC
Spring/Summer 2015 Calendar of Events    
Designed by: Karen Ann Myers
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Second Prize    

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Facet
Designed by: The Adsmith
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Jewish Museum
New York, NY
The Jewish Museum Members' Newsletter (series of three)
Designed by: Topos Graphics; Brian Anderson and Margot Laborde,
The Jewish Museum
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention   

Muscarelle Museum of Art - College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Muscarelle Museum of Art Spring/Summer 15
Designed by:  Erin Moore (A La Carte Designs) and Muscarelle Museum of Art staff
Budgets More than $750,000
 
The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, LA
The Historic New Orleans Quarterly
Designed by:  Alison Cody Design
Budgets More than $750,000
 

Magazines/Scholarly Journals

First Prize    

The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY                           
Studio
Designed by: Pentagram
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Second Prize    

Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
Museum Magazine Fall 2015
Designed by: Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention   

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Chicago, IL
MCA Members' Magazines
Designed by:  Dylan Fracareta
Budgets More than $750,000
 
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, VIC Australia
Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, edition 54
Designed by:  National Gallery of Victoria
Budgets More than $750,000
 

Invitations to Events  

First Prize

Freer|Sackler, The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art
Washington, DC
Birds of a Feather Gala Save The Date and Invitation         
Designed by: Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian
Budgets More than $750,000

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Auburn, Alabama
John Himmelfarb Trucks Invitation          
Designed by: Janet Guynn
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Second Prize

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Boston, MA
ICA Gala
Designed by: Leila Hayes
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
Norton Museum of Art Gala
Designed by: Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Party in the Park Fundraiser Invite
Designed by:  Nina Mettler
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OH
Metamorphosis Gala
Designed by:  Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA
Invitation to Opening Reception for Carlo Crivelli Exhibition
Designed by:  MOTH Design Studio
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Chicago, IL
Benefit Art Auction Invitation
Designed by:  Bryce Wilner
Budgets More than $750,000
 

Press Kits, Marketing and Public Relations Material

First Prize   
 

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Saratoga Springs, NY             
A teaching museum is...        
Designed by: Linked by Air
Budgets More than $750,000  

Second Prize 

Freer|Sackler, The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art
Washington, DC
Peacock Room REMIX advertising campaign
Designed by:  Nancy Hacskaylo
Budgets More than $750,000
 

Fundraising and Membership Material

Second Prize

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Washington
For the Love of Art (Join) Membership Campaign
Designed by: Nina Mettler
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Auburn, AL
1072 Society Brochure
Designed by: Janet Guynn
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
The Norton Circle: Upper-level membership materials
Designed by:  Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000
 

Educational Resources

First Prize     
 
Savannah College of Art and Design 
Savannah, GA
History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence Curriculum Guide        
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design
Budgets More than $750,000
                 
Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph  
West Hartford, CT
Family Guide: Pan American Encounters (ENG & SPA)     
Designed by: Firebrick Design
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Second Prize     

Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
ArtSee Gallery Kit: Metalwork Mystery
Designed by: Glue + Paper Workshop
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention   
 
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
New York, NY
Side to Side and Detail Detectives Gallery Activity Books Fall 2015
Designed by:  Bard Graduate Center - Kate Dewitt and Hue Park
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Mingei International Museum
San Diego, CA
Made in America Curriculum Guide
Designed by:  Alexis O'Banion
Budgets More than $750,000
                

Exhibition Collateral Materials

First Prize
 
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Winston-Salem, NC
Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light // A Field Guide           
Designed by: Device Creative Collaborative
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Alisa Henriquez: Floaters       
Designed by: Kelly Salchow MacArthur
Budgets Less than $750,000
 
Second Prize
 
American Folk Art Museum
Long Island City, NY
Folk Art and American Modernism Brochure           
Designed by: Kate Johnson
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Harry Ransom Center

Austin, TX
Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Designed by: Creative Services, The University of Texas at Austin
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Honorable Mention
 
Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, DC
75 Years / 75 Objects Rack Cards
Designed by:  Renée Alfonso
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Mingei International Museum
San Diego, CA
Clues in the Cloth
Designed by:  Alexis O'Banion
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
Strandbeest Exhibition Supplementary Materials
Designed by:  Julie Diewald
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here Exhibition Brochure
Designed by:  Karen Ann Myers
Budgets Less than $750,000

Institutional Materials

First Prize

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Chicago, IL
Institutional Collateral Materials          
Designed by: Dylan Fracareta, Mollie Edgar, Matt Tsang, Bryce Wilner
Budgets More than $750,000 

Innovations in Print

Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography
Designed by: Catherine Lorenz, Getty Publications
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Saratoga Springs, NY
Everything is Connected
Designed By:  Heavy Meta: Barbara Glauber and Kellie Konapelsky
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
Kathryn Andrews Run for President
Designed by:  Dylan Fracareta
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
New York, NY
The Interface Experience: A User's Guide
Designed by:  Bard Graduate Center - Kate Dewitt, Hue Park
Budgets More than $750,000
 
Burchfield Penney Art Center - SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY
Charles E. Burchfield:  A Resounding Roar
Designed by: White Bicycle
Budgets More than $750,000
 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
David Adjaye:  Form, Heft, Material
Designed by:  Mode, London
Budgets More than $750,000